About us

QPILCH is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based legal organisation that coordinates the provision of pro bono legal services for individuals and community groups in Queensland.

The QPILCH Patron is The Honourable Timothy Carmody, Chief Justice of Queensland.

QPILCH is a partnership of law firms, barristers, the Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services (QAILS), the Queensland Law Society, the Queensland Bar Association, Legal Aid Queensland, university law schools, accountancy firms and government and corporate legal units.

QPILCH is committed to working in a flexible and innovative way to improve access to justice for people who cannot afford to pay a private lawyer and are ineligible for legal aid, and for community groups with public interest objectives.

QPILCH operates a civil law referral service and direct legal services for particular disadvantaged client groups, and undertakes law reform, policy work and legal education.

QPILCH also provides direct legal advice and assistance through specialist services and clinics.

QPILCH is managed by a committee comprised of representatives of its members. The committee is elected annually by members.

QPILCH is a member of QAILS and is insured under the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) auspiced Professional Indemnity and Directors and Officers insurance policies. As a community legal centre (CLC) and member of QAILS, QPILCH seeks to support other CLCs and similar community services to maximise use of their resources through offering relevant training, links with, and referral to, the private legal profession.

QPILCH works with its counterparts in other states and is a member of Pro Bono Access Australia.

QPILCH is accredited to National Association of Community Legal Centres.

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